Vampire Genre…………..Change Back!!

January 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm 2 comments

The word Vampire nowadays, makes a viewer think of a broody, tortured soul. This has been at its peak since the Twilight books came out. Two television shows have spawned as well, from books which featured the “emo” vampire. The source material for the hit HBO series Trueblood, came from The Southern Vampire Mysteries, while CW’s The Vampire Diaries, came from a book series of the same name. We truly do however, have to credit Ann Rice’s work for the successful transition of vampires from being bloodthirsty monsters, to broody, tortured souls. This started with her first book Interview with a Vampire, which spawned a successful movie, planting the seed for the main demographic for vampire tales being female instead of male.

I do not believe that this will change anytime soon. Personally, I had high hopes for the movie Priest, but that turned out to be a huge let down. However, for those of you who like your vampires’ bloodthirsty, evil, and without remorse, 2011 did bring about some hope. The remake of the 1980s horror film Fright Night, displayed that Hollywood can still create these creatures of the night which we love to hate. I truly do miss the days where The Lost Boys, or From Dusk Till Dawn, were the norm for vampire films. At least I can say Trueblood and Interview with a Vampire are both well written and well acted. Twilight, at least the movies, are not well written or acted, and need to disappear.  For those of you waiting for Twilight to get off the silver screen, sit back with me, and be sure to ignore all of the emotions coming your way.

The “manly creatures of the night,” may return, but this emo, teen angst, and tortured soul vampire fad needs to end before this can happen.

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  • 1. Mike Frangione  |  February 3, 2012 at 3:15 am

    If you like vampire tales, there were two issues of Swamp Thing (in the mid-80s) that had a very cool vampire story. It was written by Alan Moore (writer of Watchmen), and it was a non-traditional vampire tale to say the least. But it was an excellent read.

    • 2. dnasportsandmovies  |  February 3, 2012 at 3:25 am

      Thanks I will check it out…..there are probably going to be some more Vampire rants in the future.


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